The University of Sunderland is an ambitious university with a vast global reach. We’re internationally known for the quality of our teaching and research, and all of our research-active staff also teaches, which means that you benefit from cutting-edge research at every stage of your degree. And it really is cutting-edge research: we’re proud that 10 areas of our research are considered ‘world-leading’; according to the most recent Research Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality of research in all of the UK’s universities. The University is also rated Silver in the latest national Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises our achievements for employer engagement, professional practice, academic support and excellent teaching.
Sunderland is well known as ‘the friendly university’, and that’s because we genuinely care about the well-being of all our students. Our job is to make sure you have the best possible experience at the university, and so if you need any support while you’re with us, we’ll do our very best to help you.
The North East of England has one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in the UK. It doesn’t take long to travel from bustling urban areas to ancient forests and national parks. Sunderland itself is right on the dramatic North East coastline, and there are miles of beautiful sandy beaches just a ten-minute walk from the University.
The North East is also one of the most affordable regions of the UK, which helps make living and studying in Sunderland extremely attractive. At the University of Sunderland, you’ll be encouraged to take on relevant placements with local, regional or national companies. You’ll also have the chance to learn from visiting speakers and take masterclasses given by industry experts. Come to the
The University of Sunderland and you’ll graduate with more than just an excellent academic qualification: you’ll also graduate with enviable job prospects and lifelong friends.